Can you tell me how much my Gaming PC is worth ?

By peacefull76 ยท 16 replies
Jan 13, 2005
  1. Okay i need an approximation of how much i could sell my Gaming rig

    so here goes:

    XBLADE Black Custom case w/ LCD front panel for temp (2 months old)
    P4 3.2E 800 mhz/fsb W/HT 1mb cache (2 months old)
    Intel 865GBFL motherboard (2 months old)
    1024 mb dual channel DDR 400mhz/PC3200 (2months old)
    PNY Geforce 6800 GT 256mb DDR3 (1 month old)
    Ati TV tuner (1 month old)
    Soundblaster Live! 5.1
    CDWR 16x10x40x
    DVDrom 16x
    Maxtor 40Gigs HD
    19" cicero black CTR flat display
    Altec lansing 5.1 speaker system (all of the above being 1 year old)
    extra blue led fans on rear on front (120 mm)
    logitech rudder and pedal(about 3 years old)
    NYKO air flow USB control pad for pc
    Gravis Gamepad pro USB

    all of that with :
    Far Cry
    NFSU1 - 2
    Diablo 2 plus exp
    Prince of persia SOT
    TC Rainbow six 3
    Pirates of the caribbean
    The sims + all exp minus super star and unleashed
    Rayman 3
    Dungeon siege
    AOE 2+exp
    commandos 2
    indianna jones emperor's tomb
    and many more less acclaimed titles such as sports games...

    the reason im asking is that i need to move and must set a price for all this so i was wondering if someone had an idea of a fair price ?

    I know it's a bit off topic but i want you to be sure that im not doing some publicity or some kind of selling... just asking a question about a GAMING rig price.
  2. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    On a fresh reload with all patches. Assuming the games all have CDs and keys with them. And having all your drivers CDs and manuals. Basically pristine condition. I'd say about $1800 out of the paper. $1600 for a friend :)

    Without some of the stuff, CDs etc.. Without a reload but maybe just deleting your stuff off. I'd say $1500 or $1600. But for me, $250. What do you say!
  3. peacefull76

    peacefull76 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    all the games has their CDs and keys
    i got audition installed with that (250 dollars value)
    i got all half life games (not the second one though)
    i've got other games but they are only copies
    Step mania with a s*** load of songs
    max payne

    i might still have my FFXI account with a lvl 28 hume

    btw are we talking about CAN dollar or US?
  4. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    I'm sorry for taking so long. Just in case you are still wondering. I was talking US dollars.
    Unfortunately, at least around here, software bundles don't matter as much unless you're talking a full Office version or Macromedia studio. I would think that most people who are buying a system like this (gaming machine) are not as concerned with what programs it comes with. Cause they likely have all their own anyway. So don't expect to get much for your software.
  5. RXR Ranger69

    RXR Ranger69 TS Rookie


    Well you have several options on what and how you can sell this PC.
    1) Find a family member or E-bayer would pay maybe a few more.
    The software excpet a few games are nothing but with all the high end items no less than $1700.

    Put it on E-bay listed start price 1500 for 10days. I could ask around to see if some of my buddies are intreseted. In the real world of PC's unless it has Alienware on it or a real great PC Co. Dell, Compaq. It is hard to achieve a good price but not impossiable though. Oh by the way what did you have in mind about a price?

    RXR Ranger69
  6. peacefull76

    peacefull76 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    actually i was thinking about something around 2000 canadian dollars and over wich is around 1650 but the more i can get, the better.
  7. RXR Ranger69

    RXR Ranger69 TS Rookie

    Well if you get 1650 american you have done a great job! again I would post it in E-bay or newspaper. I just reviewed your list of PC items your hard drive is only 40gig? If you post it in E-bay I would make sure to include "you may remove this item without notice at any time and not held liable for this action."
  8. Brian_Kuhlman

    Brian_Kuhlman TS Rookie

    Coputer Price

    The best way to sell a comp is in person most average people will not have a use for your rig..most people cant afford the video card..being that i buy/sell/trade/build comps my rule of thumb is find the most expensive you could buy the hardware and the cheapest and go from there...most users like i said will have no idea what your talking about and if they do know they can get it cheaper online

    AMD 64/fx 55
    1GB xms
    Geforce 6800 gt/ocd(bfg)
    2xwd raptor 10k (raid)
    2xwd 120 GB ata
    2x memorex double layer dvd
    And everygame mentioned in Your post

    my rig would let go for 2,300-2,800 us (r u my friend?)
  9. verlaist

    verlaist TS Rookie

    Can i Post a rig here?

    Old Gateway
    P4 1.8 (423)
    348 RDRAM pc 800
    WD 800
    AGP 9550 Video
    Audigy LS
    HP monitor
    Thinkin better to sell the RDRAm seperate for better price?

    Current Rig(How much could I get?)
    P5W DH Deluxe
    2048 OCZ gold DDR2 Dual Channel Interleaved
    Conroe E6600 OC'ed to 3.24 GHZ (CNPS7700-Cu Zalman CPU Fan)
    ATI x1900 XTX (non Crosffire)
    Samsung 300LJ SATA II W/ NCQ
    WD 800 EIDE
    HP DVD + - Dula Layer w/lightscride
    Mad DOG 52x48x52 CDRW
    TV Wonder PRO w/ Remote
    4 Port USB 2.0 PCI card
    Cannon 8400F Flatbed Scanner
    Logitech Attack 3 Joystick
    Saitek P2900 Wireless Pad
    Sony MDR-G42 headphones
    HP Standard wired 101 key keyboard
    Westinghouse 19" widscreen monitor
    Creative Inspire 5.1 Speakers (low end version)
    Housed in a Cooler Master Centrurion Case

    Software: Win XP PRO (OEM CD), MS Office 2003 (no Disks)
    Games; Blood Rayne 2, Empire at war, Scarface, The SUffing the Ties That Bind, Resvior Dogs, American McGee's Alice, Prince of Persia The Two Thrones, Half Life 2, Half Life 2 Episode 1, Farcry, D1RT Origion of the Species. The Godfather, Prey (Collector's Edition mint in metal box w/ figures), Knights of the Old Republic.
    All games include origionl Box w/ manuals and CD Keys

    Looking to sell to build a spanking new core 2 Quadro w/ DX10 WGF 2.0 crossfire.
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Please bear in mind that Techspot does not have a buy and sell section.

    So, you will have to sell your stuff privately and not through the TS forums.

    The guys can certainly give you advice on how much they think your system/s are worth.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  11. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    The first system that was posted isnt very good ( Well some parts are but the videocard / Hard drive will have to be upgraded to better ones befor he can start making more money )

    If you really want to make alot of money you could build a good gaming system ( like the one in my profile ) for $1400 and sell it for about $2400-3000 ( People who dont know how to build computers will buy this )

    Or you could build a gaming system like this:




    Hard drive:


    DVD drive:



    Floppy drive:

    It's total is $876 and you could sell it for like $1300
  12. C_Conqueror

    C_Conqueror TS Rookie Posts: 140

    So do you think that you could make some money off buying building and selling computers on ebay?
  13. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Yeah I sell on ebay sometimes ( havent sold anything on ebay for like 4 months though ) but if you get the prices set right you can make alot of money ;)
  14. C_Conqueror

    C_Conqueror TS Rookie Posts: 140

    Hmmmmm I might have to look into this. Thanks
  15. verlaist

    verlaist TS Rookie

    1400 fo 2100

    Time that is is a wicked good setup you said. I laugh, my brother (who claims to to be smart bought a dell 410) man tha pc spanks it, Dell even lowered his video card on a service call!
  16. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Lol so my AM2 system totaly owned his system? I bet he started crying when you were running Oblivion with full qaulity and he couldnt even run Barbie's Dream House on low :haha:
  17. verlaist

    verlaist TS Rookie

    Oh Yes

    Your System is mad brilliant! As you see mine is posted here as well. I swear some people think Dell just wont screw them. And owned man, he's the type that can't be wrong. A little tech and no idea on how to build a decent rig! that networking 4 ya!.
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